According to 4J Studios, Minecraft on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be “a lot bigger” than the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. While the developers say that the world size is not “infinite” due to save size limits, these soon to be released next-gen versions of the game will benefit from more powerful consoles.
The developers also revealed that Minecraft on PS4 will utilize the Dualshock 4’s touchpad for navigating the Creative User Interface. The developers relayed via Twitter the small bit of news about the game, and one of the first platform specific features we’ve heard about for the next-gen console.
While they didn’t delve into specifics about the touchpad features, we can assume that they’re making use of the touchpad for crafting in the game. With very little color as to what this means provided by 4J, we’re still not sure if this means you can just access the crafting menus by pressing the touchpad, or fully interact with crafting features by touch as well.
There’s still no official release date for the three new versions of the game that 4J Studios is working on. The PS Vita, PS4, and Xbox One versions of Minecraft are due out sometime this year. When they arrive, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players will be able to tranfer saves from old games to the new ones, it was announced last week.